As promised, today I want to share with you some little known, yet healing food recipes with dried apricots that I personally tasted and which are beyond delicious.
So let’s see what we’ve got:
1. Compote of Dried Apricots (Stewed Fruits)
You need 500 grams of dried apricots, which you’ll soak in 500 ml of water for 3-4 hours. Then boil the water until it reaches 50-60 degrees. Or until the fruits become soft (you can check out their texture using a fork).
Then add a few drops of natural mint essence & allow this compote to cool off for a bit. And that’s it, basically.
By the way, I like to drink this savory compote cold. So if that’s how you like it too, then make sure you put in the fridge for 20-30 minutes, after the fruits inside it have cooled off completely.
If you prefer a sweeter taste, then you can try adding a few teaspoons of raisins or a teaspoon of sweet wood root to the boil. Or a teaspoin of honey, once the compote is all cooled off.
2. Carrot & Dried Apricot Salad
- 3 carrots
- 2 cups of dried apricots
- 1 lemon
- 2 apples
- 1 cup of walnutsnuts
- 2 tablespoons of honey
- a couple of chopped mint leaves
Soak the apricots for 3 hours until they get moist. Then take them out from the water and cut them into small cubes.
Also, chop the walnuts and the peeled lemon. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl.
You should know that this combination of apricots, carrots, apples and lemon provides you with much more than the mere benefits of a normal salad. In fact, its tonic, energizing and potent nutritional effects are considered a natural medicine for people with anemia.
So try it out.
3. Lentils with Dried Apricots
- 1 cup of lentils
- 100g dried apricots
- 1/2 cup walnuts
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin (optional)
- salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Wash the lentils in 2 or 3 separate waters, then boil it in 750 ml of water and leave it simmering on the stove for an hour or so or until it becomes soft.
Chop the onion and the apricots and fry them together in the olive oil. Then mix the grinded walnuts and the fried onion and apricots with the lentils. Add salt and other spices to taste and leave it on the stove for another 10-15 minutes.
You can serve with dill on top.
4. Chicken with Dried Apricots
- one chicken (about 1.5 kg)
- 200 g dried apricots
- 3 tomatoes
- 2 onions
- 4 cloves of garlic
- salt, spices and butter
Cut the chicken into equal portions, then salt it to your taste and rub it with spices that you have on your shelf. Heat up the oil for a bit and then add the chicken. Let it cook until it becomes soft.
Then take the dried apricots (which you previously pre-soak in water), and cut them into thin strips. Do the same for the tomatoes and mince the garlic cloves.
Mix the vegetables and apricots with the chicken and let them cook together in a covered pot, over a small fire, for half an hour.
5. Pudding with Cheese and Fruit
- 1 cup of dried apricots
- 3 apples
- 2 oranges
- 500 g fresh cow cheese
- 2 tablespoons wheat flour
- 2 eggs
- 3/4 teaspoons sodium bicarbonate
Cut the apricots, apples and oranges into small cubes.
Mix the flour with the sodium bicarbonate. Beat the eggs fluffy and mix in with the cheese, with the rest of the ingredients.
Grease the baking tray with a bit of oil and then add the composition. Bake it at medium heat for 25 minutes.
So try these out.
Now, all that’s left for me to say is “enjoy.”
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To your health.